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Really, what else can happen. :p my face is swollen to two times it's normal size between poison oak and I think maybe a bad reaction to the prednisone. Now this morning giagantor's throat has been slashed .. It looks like it just finally went, this is his fifth year of hard use. Although my family is blaming Ernie our corgi maybe had a hit done on him. :confused: Duct tape doesn't work, can you patch these things? If a picture would help, let me know I'll reinflate him. I think the problem is, that's where his head moves and it finally just wore out. Man .. There will be a riot, that spider has a following with the younger kids of the town, some people drive by with their kids every day to see him. :(

We also have high winds coming today, I think my skellies might be next .. Sigh.
 

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What would super glue do on such a tear??? The fabric is probably nylon -- right? HEY!!! What about a nylon tent repair kit??!!! (I just read about tent repair tape too)

As for your face -- yep, prednisone makes you puffy, and often times flushed looking too. It will also make you want to EAT everything and anything.... including cardboard. Been there... done that! ;)
 

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I use alot of inflatables at Christmas. I have a inflatable train with a life like Santa that has various tears in it.

I sew the tears with needle and thread. It works for me and keeps the train going.

I use regular thread the color of the inflatable area that is torn.

I hope it can save your spider! He needs to make it at least one more Halloween!

Here is a good resource!

http://www.landolights.com/main/content/view/58/39/
 

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What would super glue do on such a tear??? The fabric is probably nylon -- right? HEY!!! What about a nylon tent repair kit??!!! (I just read about tent repair tape too)

As for your face -- yep, prednisone makes you puffy, and often times flushed looking too. It will also make you want to EAT everything and anything.... including cardboard. Been there... done that! ;)

Good ideas, we might have tent repair stuff here. If it wasn't in such a high stressed area I think it would be much easier to patch.

Yes, on the flushing and my face looks huge.. Huge ..I've actually been pretty sick to my stomach taking it, but I am with most meds. I really sensitive skin too, all the washes and rash .. It's reeking havoc, which might be making matters worse. Oh, well .. I'm halloween gruesome, that is for sure.
 

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http://www.landolights.com/main/content/view/59/39/

It might. I have never tried doing that.

I know I suck at sewing and up close my train looks like a toddler sewed it- but it works.

SC- hope you get to feeling better soon. 2 of my crew just had hand foot and mouth and had to have prednisone shots, too.

Nasty business, and hopefully you will get over this and back on your feet for the big day.
 

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I use alot of inflatables at Christmas. I have a inflatable train with a life like Santa that has various tears in it.

I sew the tears with needle and thread. It works for me and keeps the train going.

I use regular thread the color of the inflatable area that is torn.

I hope it can save your spider! He needs to make it at least one more Halloween!

Here is a good resource!

http://www.landolights.com/main/content/view/58/39/
Thanks so much, I'll try giving it a shot! :) he's up on the roof, so I need to wait for my Dh to get him down tonight.
 

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Good ideas, we might have tent repair stuff here. If it wasn't in such a high stressed area I think it would be much easier to patch.

Yes, on the flushing and my face looks huge.. Huge ..I've actually been pretty sick to my stomach taking it, but I am with most meds. I really sensitive skin too, all the washes and rash .. It's reeking havoc, which might be making matters worse. Oh, well .. I'm halloween gruesome, that is for sure.

I feel for you!!!!!!!!!!!! I have SO been there my friend. Steroids are pretty terrible on our bodies in truth. Sometimes you just can't help it! I find that I have less of a reaction too them when taken in an injection than I do the oral steroid dose pack.


I'm thinking that you may have to sew that area. Then maybe follow that up with tent repair glue/tape. Looking into superglue to see if that can be used.
 

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I feel for you!!!!!!!!!!!! I have SO been there my friend. Steroids are pretty terrible on our bodies in truth. Sometimes you just can't help it! I find that I have less of a reaction too them when taken in an injection than I do the oral steroid dose pack.


I'm thinking that you may have to sew that area. Then maybe follow that up with tent repair glue/tape. Looking into superglue to see if that can be used.
I think sewing with maybe tent repair glue afterwards is what I will try, I knew eventually he'd blow out, kind of sad about it though.

They said with the reaction I had, one shot might cause a bounce back of the rash once it wore off .. So I was stuck with oral meds and tapering down
. They are almost as bad as the rash. Lol .. Anyhow, thank you both very much for the help and letting me vent. :)
 

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You might be able to call the company and see if they offer a free repair kit. I know it's a long shot but the worst they can say is no. I hope you feel better soon!
Thanks zombie princess! Great idea, I'm going to try to patch him up enough to finish the year, but contacting the company for a repair kit would be awesome to have to fix him up after halloween is over or if he has further blow outs.
 

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OMG .. You have Corgis? :D They're beautiful!!

I honestly think Ernie would do it himself if he could climb that high *LOL* ! Seriously smart little boogers, that they are!

Btw : Ernie doesn't care mom looks like a monster and has been trying to comfort me. He actually has been following me and flopping on my feet any time I stop for a second.
 

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I've sewn up a bunch of my inflatables when they have ripped, split seams, blown out zippers, or been sliced by adjacent props, etc. They work fine after that. The only suggestion is to slightly fold over the fabric on each side then sew it Frankenstein style... so that there is more fabric caught up and the thread won't just fray when it is inflated. (I don't know how to explain this... I'm no seamstress. LOL) Can you picture what I am saying? It does leave a more noticeable 'scar' on the inflatable... but it's better than tossing it away.

Good luck!
Happy Halloween!
~ Hilda
 

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I've sewn up a bunch of my inflatables when they have ripped, split seams, blown out zippers, or been sliced by adjacent props, etc. They work fine after that. The only suggestion is to slightly fold over the fabric on each side then sew it Frankenstein style... so that there is more fabric caught up and the thread won't just fray when it is inflated. (I don't know how to explain this... I'm no seamstress. LOL) Can you picture what I am saying? It does leave a more noticeable 'scar' on the inflatable... but it's better than tossing it away.

Good luck!
Happy Halloween!
~ Hilda
Thanks Hilda, I do understand what you are talking about, getting better fabric stitched up, so it doesn't unravel. He has had surgery and the prognosis is looking good! :) We are just waiting for the strong storms to go through so he can go back on the roof.

Thanks so much for the help everyone, hopefully he'll make it through Halloween and beyond now! :)
 
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